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A resurgent and proud French Line brought out two new ships in 1952. The Flandre and the Antilles. This bronze medallion is the maiden voyage medal for the Flandre as sold in her on-board gift… read more ›

Fantastic tourist-class full-color brochure printed on glossy paper. The best on-board photos you can imagine! Complete with sample breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus — oh, that French Line food. Certainly the best brochure done for… read more ›

Full-color brochure filled with 35 photos for both classes. Fold-out in the middle with an aerial photo of her at sea. Pull-out profile at the back which is color-coded to show you in what parts… read more ›

A full-color fold-open brochure with great graphics for the fantastic ss France.  One I haven’t had in quite some time.  The French Line was creative in the images with this brochure.  Really cute.  Measures about… read more ›

Everyone loved these art deco ashtrays when they were introduced on the Normandie. So much so that many of the Normandie’s were swiped as souvenirs. Because of this the French Line was forced to remove… read more ›

An interesting French Line brochure I have only had once before.  Covering the famous ss Ile de France, ss Flandre, and ss Liberte.  Dates to 1950s or, if you will, the 100 year give or… read more ›

Liberte cabin-class list from July 3, 1954.  1,415 passengers on board.  Captain Levèque in command.  The French Line might not have made any money post war but in these summer crossings the passenger numbers were… read more ›

Tourist-class deck plan for the ss Liberte.  It’s surprising how small her tourist-class accommodation was.  8 photos and dated 9-60.  When opened, it measures 31″ in length.  Excellent condition.

Unusual cut-away for the Normandie.  The ship is surrounded by nearly 24 interiors renderings, meaning that it certainly dates to before the maiden voyage.  Great cover art!  When open, measures 47″ x 23.5″.  Text in… read more ›

Lovely souvenir enameled pin as sold aboard the Normandie in her gift shops, showing the shield of the province of Normandie.  Happily, no loss to the enamel. Measures about 1″.  Wear it to your next… read more ›

Second-class passenger list for the Normandie’s voyage from Le Havre to New York via Southampton.  Sailing date was July 7, 1937.  1,112 passengers on board.  Back shows where it had been attached to an album.

Original photo of the ss Normandie on the stocks waiting for launch.  The lines of her magnificent hull are clearly evident.  Photo measures 6″ x 4″ and is in excellent condition.

Interesting press release from the French Line.  Runs five legal-sized pages and dated November 9, 1934.  Full of all the details you might expect.  In French, but with the prevalence of online translation products now,… read more ›

Attractive fold-over stationary from the fantastic French Line ss Normandie.  Unused and in excellent condition.  A few sheets available.

What a cool bit of film.  The Normandie Tru Vue filmstrip.  Super sharp and ultra 3-D.  These are a joy to view and own.  Film is in excellent to mint condition in its original box… read more ›

Running 24 pages and full of information on this lovely CGT ocean liner. “Drifting up or down the grand stairway against the background of its exquisite decorations what famous personages one may meet…. This is… read more ›

Super sharp real photo of Verandah Cabin 77 on board the Paris. This was one of ten cabins with private verandahs aft on A Deck. What an amazing room! Great flower vases! Mounted to a… read more ›

Much sought-after, rare bronze medallion produced by Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique for their famous steamship Pasteur.  These are quite desirable since, as you know, she never really entered her intended service so very few medals… read more ›